KNOW YOUR LAWS: Compellability – Governor General, etc

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KNOW YOUR LAWS: Compellability – Governor General, etc
Dame Pearlette Louisy. * Source: Getty Images
Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy
Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy

 “Know you laws” is a production of the Press Office of the Royal St Lucia Police Force.

Did You Know?

According to section 16 “COMPELLABILITY: GOVERNOR GENERAL, ETC.” of the Evidence Act 2008

(1) The Governor General, or the Head of State of a foreign country is not compellable to give evidence.

(2) A member of the House of Assembly or Senate of Saint Lucia is not compellable to give evidence, if the member would thereby be prevented from attending—

(a) a sitting of the House of Assembly or the Senate of Saint Lucia or a joint sitting of the House of Assembly and Senate of Saint Lucia; or

(b) a meeting of a Committee of the House of Assembly or Senate of Saint Lucia.

17. COMPETENCE AND COMPELLABILITY: JUDGES AND JURORS

(1) A person who is acting as a judge or juror in proceedings is not competent to give evidence in the proceedings.

(2) A person who is or was acting as a judge in proceedings is not compellable to give evidence about the proceedings unless the court gives leave.

This has been “Know Your Laws”. We at the Royal Saint Lucia Police force encourage the citizenry to read and study the laws which governs our society. Never forget that knowledge is power.

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  1. To be honest i have never seen a good credence posture of the governor general when she's on the media making a state remark on anything which has to do with our country per say.Her official looks hasn't been the best at all.People tell me what do you think?I have seen many photographs of governor generals all over the world so,i do know what am talking about.Perhaps,she needs to consult her photographer on that,matter.This is not a good and relaxing look of her as far as i can see right now.

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